How Ingersoll Rand hires, trains, tests and prioritizes innovation

mwynb-IRFor our June “IL Live” conference call, we spent a half-hour with Michael Wynblatt, VP of Innovation & Emerging Technology at Ingersoll Rand, the $12.3 billion industrial giant that makes Trane air conditioners, Thermo King refrigerated trailers, and Club Car electric vehicles, among other things. Innovation Leader co-founder Scott Cohen led the interview, which included lots of questions from listeners.

You can hear the entire call below. Wynblatt talked about how we wound up in his current role; what the company expects from him and his team; creating and testing hypotheses; training and capability-building across various functions; metrics; how he aligns his priorities with the business units; hiring for the innovation team; and more.

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